Mother of the Year Locks Infant in Hot Car While Running World’s Stupidest Scam
This did not happen in Greenville but it’s such an asinine story I wanted to put it up. Christina Parris was arrested at a Home Depot where, according to reports, she was using counterfeit checks to buy materials that she planned on selling later. When she was arrested she had her two month old baby locked in her car which was not running and all the windows were up essentially turning the vehicle into a solar oven.
Police found the lap top and printer she was using to counterfeit checks at her house – along with $20,000.
Now here’s the problem. Buying things and reselling them isn’t illegal, it is in fact how millions of people make a living. They all do this without counterfeiting checks.
And Parris didn’t need to counterfeit checks at this point because she had $20,000 in her house to invest in buying and selling things but she kept pressing her luck. Why? I have a theory – Parris was buying things at full price and selling them at a discount so she never made enough money to cover doing business the right way. Or maybe she just really liked printing up fake checks.
Imagine if Parris put this ambition into something that wouldn’t land her in trouble with the law. What if she took out a loan or bought stuff on credit cheap and sold it for more? You know, like if she ordered incense on Amazon prime (free shipping) she could get six boxes of Nag Champa, which is very popular with the new agers and stoners, for $8. If she then sold them online or at fairs or whatever for $2 a piece she’d be making a $12 – a $4 profit for every $8 she spent. Or she could go to the used book stores and buy books cheap to sell on Amazon, that’s what those people who show up to used book sales with hand helds are doing. They’re checking prices and demand on the marketplace so they can buy something cheap and make a profit.
And none of them go to jail!
But then again if Parris was a good and honest business woman who worked hard and smart to make an honest buck we’d never know she was the kind of mother who bakes their kid in a hot car until it’s too late. So her criminal stupidity actually may have saved the life of her child.